reason to his opposition to both wars in iraq. this year, he criticized the action in libya. he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in october. he discontinue treatment and retired. he loved what he did and knew how much he was to have a chance to spend so much of his life pursuing it. the voice of reason may have been silenced, but the lessons he taught i miss that guy with all my heart. we shared classes together, we survived the lectures, and we took the tests and we told the jokes. but now i must look at the empty desk with an empty heart, unable to rest. while all the other kids laugh and play, i'll only remember that one day, when my best friend jeff was taken away. i love you, jeff.